The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew presents Pip & Pop: When Flowers Dream
May 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - March 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Psychedelic sugar, sweets and modelling clay are used to create dreamy landscapes, at an exhibition full of eye candy at Kew Gardens this summer.
Pip & Pop: When Flowers Dream is the London debut for Australian artist Tanya Schultz, who works under the name Pip & Pop. She’s created a pastel-hued ‘food fantasia’ inspired by mythology and folklore, and plays with the viewer’s sense of perspective to draw them into a candy land.
Inspired by mythologies and folklore, Pip & Pop’s work explores themes of consumption, wish- fulfilment, and seemingly endless abundance, using eye-popping candy colours and a playful sense of perspective to immerse audiences in her uniquely wonderful world.
The exhibition will also include a brand-new installations exploring the idea of a food utopia for the future, this hand-assembled, technicolour installation will be filled with references to underutilised edible plants. Taking the shape of a highly detailed and colourful landscape, the piece also draws inspiration from imaginary worlds from legends including Luilekkelerland and the Land of Cockaigne- mythological realms where everything the eye can see is created from food.